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What to see and eat in Seville

Getting around Seville

Seville has lots of options when it comes to public transport, including buses, a tram and a subway line, which means you can easily get around the the whole city. Your average bus or subway ride won't be more than 2 euros, so it's also really inexpensive.

However, we think that the best way to discover and enjoy the little, hidden areas of the city is by foot. Almost all of the main sight-seeing spots are within walking distance and the weather will be mild enough to not worry about thick coats.

What to see in Seville

The main spots to visit will be within the historical city center, but your won't need to walk more than 20 minutes to see them all! Check out this blog post by Time Out on things you shouldn't miss in Seville!

The most typical tourist attractions are the gothic Cathedral and the Giralda, the Barrio de Santa Cruz (the oldest neighborhood in the city known for its beautiful maze-like alleyways) and the Real Alcázar, a gorgeous mozarabe palace with gardens, also where they filmed the Dorne scenes for Game of Thrones.

Kathleen and Joaquín's recommendations:

1. Visit the Real Alcázar. Buy your tickets ahead of time here to avoid long lines! If you are around on the Monday, you can get in free between 6-7pm, but you'll still need to book a ticket. Book free ticket here.

2. Go to the top of "Las Setas" (The Mushroom). Don't throw away your ticket, show it to the bartender at the top and you'll get a free caña or tinto de verano!

3. Visit the Plaza de España and spend some time walking around the Parque María Luisa. There are a few bars hidden around the park, so stop to have a coffee or cold drink.

4. Enjoy one of the typical flamenco shows around the city center.

5. If you want to set some time aside to relax, go to the Aire baths in the Barrio Santa Cruz. This spa and bathhouse is in an old Andalusian-style house and has 5 different styles of baths, a sauna, a rooftop pool, and massage services available.

6. Do a free walking tour, it's a great way to get to know a new city, especially during your first few days. We really like the Sandemans New Europe tours.

7. Visit the Palacio de las Dueñas, a beautiful 15th century Andalucian home that was restored just a few years ago and is now open to the public.

8. Walk alongside the river Guadalquivir at sunset and take a selfie from the puente de Triana with the colorful view of Calle Betis in the background.

Tapas? Tapas!

Spain is famous for tapas and Seville is one of the best places to enjoy them!

In Sevilla you typically always pay for your tapa unlike places like Granada where it comes free with your drink. You can order tapas in different portions, either the typical bite-size tapa, a media ración, or a ración (a ración would be the biggest portion).

Don't know what tapas are? Read this great blog from a foodie expat

A few tapas you have to try in Sevilla are solomillo al whisky (pork loin with a garlicky-whisky sauce), croquetas (fried bechamel balls usually with Spanish ham or mushrooms), Carrilleras al Pedro Ximénez (Pork cheeks in a sweet sherry sauce), and a Serranito (a typical sandwich made with pork fillet, Spanish ham, and roasted green pepper).

We are big fans of doing food tours whenever we travel and would highly recommend experiencing the gastronomy of Seville this way! We love Devour Tours for their amazing food tours all over Spain. Try their Tastes, Tapas and Traditions of Seville Food Tour to try traditional tapas and discover bars off the beaten path.

Kathleen and Joaquin's favorite spots to eat

  1. La Chunga: Very good spot to try traditional tapas with a twist and some other unique small plates
  2. La Fábula: A typical neighborhood bar where we had one of our first dates! Order the croquetas made of boletus (mushroom), Kathleen's favorite, or the couscous, Joaquin's favorite!
  3. El Rinconcillo: The oldest restaurant in Sevilla with classic dishes and tapas
  4. Perro Viejo: Fun restaurant in the center of the city near Las Setas. Make a reservation online. Joaquín says to order the yakitori chicken and Kathleen recommends the ceviche!
  5. Rayas: The best icecream in Sevilla (second location here)
  6. Cafetería la Centuria: Kathleen's favorite spot for chocolate and churros. Right underneath Las Setas and where Joaquín would go for a snack during his break when he was a highschooler.